Patrick J. Morris is ACA International’s chief executive officer.
An association executive for the past 16 years with a wealth of experience in financial services, regulatory and legislative issues, international affairs and insurance, Pat was previously the executive vice president of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions in Arlington, Va. He joined the association, which represents the interests of the nation’s federally chartered credit unions, in February 2007.
Pat was previously the executive director of the Washington-based International Committee for Information Technology Standards, an accredited standards development organization and the leading developer of global information technology standards, and the secretary-general of the International Federation for Produce Coding.
He began his association career in the financial services arena as the executive vice president of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, where he was the chief executive officer and directed the association’s operations and lobbied on behalf of the association’s members before the Kansas Legislature and state and federal agencies.
He began his professional career as an officer in U.S. Marine Corps, came to Washington, D.C., in 1986 with the prestigious Presidential Management Internship Program, and subsequently worked in legislative affairs for both the Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator John Warner of Virginia. He also held management positions as a federal regulator with the Inspector General, Department of Defense, directed regional operations for the Department of Agriculture in the Minneapolis area, and was a manager with Norwest Corporation in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Pat holds an undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., and an M.P.A. degree from the University of Kentucky.